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Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
reply to post by 13th Zodiac
I understand that you are probably exaggerating, but one in two? I agree that New Zealand has a dark side which is not often seen by tourists, much like any other country. Some area's are best avoided, while some are relatively safe and calm. There are many towns where you can safely walk alone at night. We can safely send our children alone on buses without fear (this was quite a shock to a South African I work with.). We can explore much of our country without being afraid for our safety and well being.
We do have a problem with drugs, mainly alcohol and methamphetamine, and there is a culture of violence within some parts of New Zealand. But in saying that, New Zealand is a country I love, and I would happily raise children here. It is a beautiful country with (mostly) beautiful people. There are always a few bad apples, and they can tarnish the reputations of the rest of us. Whilst there is certainly aspects of society that can improve, as someone born and raised here, I don't think it's as bad as the article, or the poster above me, make it out to be.
Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
reply to post by Curious and Concerned
Sorry,I'm not exaggerating.1 in 3 is the statistic.2 in 3 is my opinion.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by Ariele
Unfortunately, child abuse and child deaths/murders is so rife and almost solely committed by Maoris and Islanders. I'm not surprised by the statistics and you'll find similar numbers among the Australian Aboriginals also. It's absolutely appauling.
Originally posted by aorAki
Don't bother moving here if you want to be in a 'mostly white' place.
We have enough bigots already.